Colin Morgan and Thom Rhys Harries have joined the previously announced West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo. Directed by original helmer Ian Rickson, the production will begin performances on October 26, with an official opening night on November 13. Mojo will play a limited engagement through January 25, 2014.
Morgan, who plays Skinny, is best known for playing the title role in the BBC’s long-running series, Merlin. His other TV credits include Doctor Who and Elegy for April. Morgan's theater credits include The Tempest, Our Private Life, All About My Mother and the title role in Vernon Little God. Harries will play Silver Johnny. His theater credits include The History Boys and Torch Song Trilogy. His film credits include Ironclad: Battle for Blood and Hunky Dory.
In addition to Morgan and Harries, the cast of Mojo stars Rupert Grint as Sweets, Brendan Coyle as Mickey, Ben Whishaw as Baby and Daniel Mays as Potts.
Set in a seedy nightclub in the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene of the ‘50s, Mojo tells the story of a rising rock star, a jealous manager, a scheming gangster, an ambitious club owner, a kidnapping and a murder that ties it all together. The show is a dark comedy about the sleazy underworld and power games of London’s infamous music district.
Mojo opened in 1995 in the West End and went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.